Avoid these 5 Sneaky Residential Construction Mistakes

Congratulations! You’ve signed the contract to buy a new property in Staten Island. Whether you are starting from open land or an already existing house, many people want to make renovations that will make their house feel like a home. But before you get started on the construction process, consider these common mistakes and tips on how to avoid them by using a construction project management service.Sneaky Residential Construction Mistakes to Avoid

Mistake #1: Unclear Budget

Buying a house or property is a huge investment. Making the decision to build a new home or do renovations on an existing one is also a large investment. As exciting as it is to start construction, it is important to set a budget first. Ensuring that budgets are prepared accurately to plans can help you avoid surprises down the road. Our construction project managers have a deep understanding of the construction process and coordinate all aspects of development including pre-construction planning, budget management, contract bidding and negotiations, and project invoice management.

Mistake #2: Choosing the Wrong Contractor

Often times when people move to a new neighborhood, they are unsure who to contact for their construction needs. With 30 plus years of experience in the St. George area, Gateway Arms has worked with many contractors and can recommend those who are reliable. When choosing a contractor, it is important to find one who is licensed, has good recommendations and is willing to work on your budget and schedule. Gateway Arms construction project managers take a leadership role in every project we do to fully understand your expectations. In addition to handling all coordination on contractors, we work very closely with the architect, engineer and contractors and represent the owner during project inspections and walk-throughs. Your contractor is one of the most important people during construction, so let us help you choose the one who is best for your home’s construction project needs.

Mistake #3: Too Big of DIY Projects

While many renovations can easily be done on your own, be careful what DIY projects you undertake. Although it is tempting to want to DIY on extra projects to keep costs down, make sure you have a clear idea of what goes into the project before you get started. Small projects, such as changing door knobs can be a fun, quick and inexpensive DIY project. However, larger projects such as re-tiling require the work of a professional. Find out how you can get the quality you deserve by working with one of our Gateway Arms construction project managers today.

Mistake #4: Forgetting about Permits

Before embarking on large home renovations or construction, many cities or counties may require you to obtain permits. This is one reason why choosing the right contractor is so important, as often, it is part of the contractor’s job to obtain the right permits. Our professionals know all the ins and outs about construction regulations and necessary permits for your job.

Mistake #5: Forgetting to Consider Resale Value

All large home construction projects are a big investment (of both time and money). For example, adding extra bedrooms to your home can increase the resale value of your home. Before sinking money into an unnecessary project, contact Gateway Arms to find out a comparable estimate on future resale value.
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Construction Project Management Services

Our Construction Project Management services are effective management techniques that are designed to plan, organize and execute the project all within budget & time allowed. With over 30 years of experience in St. George, Gateway Arms is well-equipped to provide you full support on your construction project success. Contact us today to get started!